In the presence of authority, is it awe or is it aww? What’s your first reaction to a uniform? I talked of fear some time earlier “the two forms of respect – one driven by fear and the other driven by values.”
Awe is a combination of respect and fear – that’s my definition of it – what the dictionary says is “A mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder inspired by authority, genius, great beauty, sublimity, or might”.
In a very different context UNI makes a statement of fear and respect. I find it complicated.