I am struggling to define the function of my MC: Protagonist, antagonist ... ?
Here is my story:
(OS Learning, Preconditions) Before a group of students can leave school, they must prove their willingness to support the society in the future. To do so, the students are ask by the society/school to attend a one week military camp.
(MC Conscious, Doubt) The Main Character has no hope that the options the society is offering are really good for him. For example: To be allowed to study, he needs to do an extended military service before. So he refrains from it and wants to try his own way. However, in the first act, he is forced to attend the military camp. To avoid further trouble in the future he joins but ...
And here is my question: If my MC is a protagonist or an antagonist?
The goal of the story is .. (OS Learning) Everybody needs to learn in the camp how to fit in and play by the rules of the society.
The MC joins the camp (willing to learn?) but considers (stubborn) to make the best of it for himself (and not for the group).
The entire second act is about learning discipline and order what is sabotaged by the MC. For example: The MC teases a classmate who is now the commander of the group, he comes late to lessons, cracks jokes about stupid/funny military exercises ... There is also a love story where the MC wins the girl the commander likes as well
(IC Present/Attempt) The Influence Character is an underdog and outsider in the group. He has joined the camp voluntary as he needs it to advance with his career ambitions.
(RS Conceiving, Deficiency) MC and IC clash offer their different views about the purpose of the the camp and the lack of real options in life/society. The MC sees no options, just following rules. The IC follows orders to profit from it to its own advantage
The story climax when the MC makes a mistake which leads to a fight with the Commander where at the end the Influence Character dies.
To avoid being sent to prison the School/Society will cover-up the tragedy if the MC signs for an extended military service.
The argument is (Change, Success, Bad): While tragic for the individual, you can still have an option by reevaluating your own goals
Thanks for your comments.