Who are the characters in Man's Fate and which ones are protagonists and antagonists? Why?

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See the discussion of Malraux's characters in the web page referenced below. There you'll learn that Malraux's protagonists all in some way represent Modern Man and that there are several in Man's Fate, with Kyo being the main one.

In the discussion of the themes in this book (link below) is the statement that "Man's Fate describes a large number of individuals whose interaction dramatically illustrates man's alienation both from himself and from others." So you might say that the protagonist of the story is Man and that the antagonist is anything that gets in the way of self-realization, "the painful realization that individual man is ultimately alone in a cold and indifferent world" (from the discussion on Social Concerns, linked below).

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