Which point of view does Sherwood Anderson use in the story "The Egg"?

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"The Egg" is a short story written by American novelist and short story writer Sherwood Anderson; it was originally published in 1921, in Anderson's collection of short stories titled The Triumph of the Egg. The story is written and narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator; the narrator recalls his childhood and explains how his experiences as a young boy living on a chicken farm shaped his moral and ethical code in life. In fact, the story centers on the man's father.

The story is somewhat philosophical in nature, as the eggs and the chickens might actually be metaphorical symbols of our lives as humans and our successes and failures in life, as well as our never-ending quest for happiness and prosperity.

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