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In Show Boat, who are the protagonist and antagonist, and what is their major conflict?

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Show Boat is a complex story of written in accord with the Local Color movement. The protagonist is Magnolia Hawks Ravenal, the daughter of Captian Andy Hawks who owns the Cotton Blossom Floating Palace, a floating theater showboat. The complexity of Show Boat can be said to give Magnolia two antagonists. In some respects her mother Parthenia is Magnolia's antagonist , and...

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