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A. Square

The main character of the story, A. Square is a plain figure inhabiting the world of Flatland. A bright mathematician and a concerned citizen, A. Square has numerous opinions of life in Flatland. When he ventures by dream to Lineland, however, A. Square begins to ponder his two dimensional existence. After a visit from a Sphere who takes him to Spaceland, and then to Pointland, A. Square is convinced he has been chosen to lead the revolution proclaiming the existence of the third dimension. His fight, however, is short-lived, and A. Square is imprisoned for his beliefs.

As a representation of the author, Abbott, A. Square makes clear throughout the novel his satiric opinions of the Victorian era in which the novel was written. Taking issue with religion, government, the class system, the treatment of Women and the disabled, and the entire scientific community, A. Square represents...

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