Joss Whedon used a structuralism format using binary opposition to create conflict between two slayers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The storylines of Buffy and Faith are completely opposite from each other. In Buffy’s life she has her mother and her sister (in later seasons), her friends that help her fight vampires, and her watcher. Faith doesn’t have any family or friends around her. She watched her watcher die. How both girls view power is very different Faith believes that she is above human laws while Buffy believes that slayers should follow human laws. Buffy’s power comes from the obligation of her duty of being a slayer. She wants to use her power to help people. Faith gets her power from anger and she wants to prove that she is worth something.
This reflects Levi-Strause’s binary opposition because each characteristic that Buffy has Faith has the complete opposite of. The character Faith was created to challenge Buffy’s belief of power. The way Joss Whedon did that was to make a character that reflected all of what Buffy was not.