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Flatland - Chapter 11, Concerning Our Priests Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11, Concerning Our Priests Summary

A. Square begins by noting he is about to discuss his journey into Spaceland, but must therefore skip some details, such as how the inhabitants of Flatland move without feet, build without hands, why rain always falls from the north, and other information. He does, however, feel it is necessary to discuss the controllers of Flatland, the Priests. He notes that the term does not have a religious connotation alone, but power in all higher aspects, such as business, art, trade, science, government, morality, and theology. While they do nothing, they are the cause of everything done.

A. Square next explains that Circles are not really Circles, but merely Polygons with sides too numerous to count. He also points out that since the feeling method of recognition is outlawed by Circles, their sides are even less apparent. Since Circles seek to...

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