For a certain role

The marionette does not move by itsself, it needs the puppeteer to animate it. To be able to express fire, the puppeteer himself must relish the feeling the fire’s greedy, volatile and destructive power. The puppeteer subjects himself to the marionette and its character.

A sculptor creates a sculpture and captures the moment in it. The task of a person designing and creating a marionette, though, is giving it the broadest range possible of expressions and movements. It can certainly express contradictory feelings and emotions such as joy and grief.