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Flatland - Chapter 2, Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2, Of the Climate and Houses in Flatland Summary

A. Square begins his discussion by noting there are four points to a compass in Flatland, those of North, South, East, and West. He notes the lack of a sun limits the inhabitants' ability to discern direction, but also mentions a natural pull to the South. The rain, falling at intervals, falls from the North, furthering their ability to tell direction. Houses have roofs to the North and the floors to the South, and tree trunks in the country also serve as guides. A. Square mentions, however, that the natural pull to the South is so slight in temperate climates that even Women can walk Northward without difficulty. In less temperate climates, however, the pull to the South is strong enough in males that they are, by birth, supposed to give any lady...

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