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Essay | Flatland by Edwin Abbot: a Philosophical View of Society

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Flatland by Edwin Abbot: a Philosophical View of Society

Summary: In the book Flatland, the two-dimensional place that Abbot portrayed is populated by people who are geometrical figures in a sort of caste system based on geometric shape. Abbot's geometric habitat is not that different from that in our own society.

Edwin Abbot wrote about a strange, unknown place called Flatland. There are only two dimensions in Flatland. All of the people in the story are geometrical figures. Each section of the story tells about all of the figures. These characters are set up in a caste system. The society goes as follows from the lowest class to the highest: women - straight lines; soldiers and the lowest class of workmen - isosceles triangles; middle class - equilateral triangle; professional men and gentlemen - squares and pentagons; nobility - hexagons and could rise all the way to polygonal; and the last and highest class include the priestly order which are circles.

If you look around at our surroundings and views, you would see our world is geometric. I believe Abbot would have agreed with my choice. Abbot gave examples of this geometrical...

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