Who is the protagonist and the antagonist in "The Bet"?

Who is the protagonist and the antagonist in “The Bet”?

Who is the protagonist and the antagonist in “The Bet”?

Who is the protagonist and the antagonist in “The Bet”?
The famous story “The Bet” was written by Anton Chekhov. A protagonist is the character who initiates the events in a story and the dramatic conflict that ensues. In Chekhov’s story it is the banker who proposes the bet, so he is the protagonist. The young lawyer accepts the bet that he cannot remain in solitary confinement for fifteen years. So this young lawyer is the antagonist. The banker will pay the lawyer two million roubles if the lawyer remains in solitary confinement for that period of time.