Champagne is the symbol of evil. All the bad events that happened in this play (or at least a majority of events) had champagne as the main problem. Lloyd will only drink champagne because Pooty died from champagne poisoning and Lloyd is saying that he wants to die. Lloyd ran away from his family because of his drinking problem and he never drank again, and all was going good until Tom showed up with the champagne from “Santa”. That is when he started drinking again and he died from it. Champagne is the root problem in this play.