contraposition

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ii) As emotions of radical contrapositions and ultimate destinies, the number and quality of epic emotions must always be geared (with some precision) to the number and nature of the values that have active currency in social life.
Such scenes are constructed with reference to social absolutes so that their definition is emphatic to the extent that the contraposition of distinct emotions that inform the action is clear-cut, frank and stark.
Rather, hurt feelings are germane to the constitution of the political contraposition that is signalled by the owning of emotion.
There is a second sort of contraposition -- that between actors who situationally embody contrary emotions as they play out complementary or opposing roles.