What is the type of conflict in The Drunkard? is it man vs man or man vs society or other?I am really uncertain on who is the real protagonist, I don't know if it's Larry or his dad, thanks for...

What is the type of conflict in The Drunkard? is it man vs man or man vs society or other?

I am really uncertain on who is the real protagonist, I don't know if it's Larry or his dad, thanks for your kind attention and advice

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Larry is the protagonist.  He has a man vs. man conflict with his father.  Larry would have preferred to stay home and take care of his brother, but his mother needed him to act as a "brake" on his father's drinking.  He asked his father to leave twice before he resorted to drinking his father's beer.  He hoped to stop his father from getting drunk.  It could not be man vs. society because the people of the town found his drunkenness quite funny.  The more he stumbled, the more they laughed.  The only people who were not happy were the people in the pub, but that was because Larry’s father had accused them of drinking his beer, and the pub owner was afraid the police would come and find Larry, an underaged minor, drunk.

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