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Chapter 3, Concerning the Inhabitants of Flatland Summary

A. Square begins by mentioning that full-grown inhabitants of Flatland are eleven inches wide. He then discusses the classes of the population, which coincide with their shape. According to A. Square, Women are straight lines, while the soldiers and lower class of workmen are Isosceles triangles. He mentions their two equal sides are in sharp contrast to their very small base. The result is a near straight line, in that their angles are so sharp as to nearly not exist. The middle class is made of Equilateral triangles, while the professional men are Squares or Pentagons, the class of which A. Square is a member.

The Nobility class is made of Hexagons through Polygonal, or many-sided, shapes. When the number of sides of an individual is so numerous as to be indistinguishable, the individual is included in...

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