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Flatland - Chapter 16, How the Stranger Vainly Endeavored to Reveal to Me in Words the Mysteries of Spaceland Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16, How the Stranger Vainly Endeavored to Reveal to Me in Words the Mysteries of Spaceland Summary

A. Square notes the changes in size and brightness of the figure in his home, and is unsure what shape the figure represents. Approaching, Square feels the Circle from his eye all the way around, and is amazed at the perfection of the object. He asks where the stranger comes from, and when the stranger replies he is from Space, Square questions the figure, asking if he is not still in Space. The stranger asks Square to define Space, to which he replies it is height and breadth infinitely prolonged.

The stranger explains that Square is only aware of two dimensions, but the figure is from a third, that of above and below, directions Square cannot see...

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