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Flatland Setting & Symbolism

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Flatland

Flatland is the two dimensional land of A. Square. Within Flatland, only plane figures can exist, and these creatures see one another as lines only. Forced to recognize one another through touch and sight practices, the inhabitants of Flatland have developed a complete social system with classes, laws, regulations, and power struggles. Representative of the Victorian era hierarchy, Flatland authorities pit lower classes against one another and continuously pass laws that benefit only themselves, and their positions of power. Having only single, constant lighting and no ability to move up or down, the inhabitants of Flatland have learned to compensate for the limitations of two dimensional space.

Lineland

Lineland is the land of one dimension. The creatures of Lineland can only move and see in a single direction and thus know nothing of shapes or size, other than that which is judged by sound. Again, however, the...

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