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Flatland Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 4, Concerning the Woman Summary

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Chapter 4, Concerning the Woman Summary

A. Square begins by discussing the power of Women in Flatland. He compares Women to needles. For all intensive purposes, Women are entirely pointed, being nothing more than a straight line, with sharp points at either end. He also mentions Women can make themselves nearly invisible. The mouth or eye portion of a female is painted, but the rear portion is not, resulting in a very small, nearly indiscernible point. He mentions that the point of a woman is deadly to people of Flatland. As a result, the States of the world have enacted laws to protect society. First, Women must always enter a home through the East door carefully, to avoid any collision. Secondly, Women must consistently hum, so anyone near them is aware of their presence. Third, any female with any condition causing involuntary motion is destroyed. In more...

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