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.