Numb, childish, dependent, insensitive (a child projecting its psyche on the puppet). It is important to look at how these symbols are connected. They may point to a rediscovery of childlike emotions, or to the necessity to say good-bye to them.
If you are the puppet, you see yourself as without a soul, as only a pretty plaything.
Until the late Middle Ages, the puppet was considered a defense against evil ghosts or as possessing magical powers. Such beliefs are still mirrored in the practice of having mascots.... Little Giant Encyclopedia