To create a sense of harmony (or disharmony) in the sculpture itself, or between parts of it, or between the sculpture and the viewer, or between the sculpture and its surroundings, the sculptor usually works to a particular spatial plan or scheme of reference. Such a plan, often based on a system of axes and planes, is essential to maintain linear proportion amongst other things. Thus for instance, the poses of human figures are typically calculated and created with reference to the four cardinal planes, namely: the the principle of axiality (eg. anatomical movement), the principle of frontality (predominant in the kouros standing figures of Greek Archaic sculpture), contrapposto - the dynamic pose in which one part of the body twists or turns away from another part, exemplified in works by Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Giambologna (1529-1608) - and the chiastic stance (the pose in which the weight of the body rests mainly on one leg, a typical characteristic of Greek figurative sculpture of the High Classical period).
There are a few other occasions in whereby Carer uses a verb to indicate tone of voice. When the wife says ‘Just get your things and get out’ when her partner/husband is packing his suitcase. Also the man says ‘I want the baby’ and the wife answers ‘You’re not touching this baby.’ Later while both parents are in the kitchen the husband says ‘Let go of him (the baby)’. Near the end of the story the wife also screams – ‘No! she screamed just as her hands came loose.’