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Edwin Abbott Abbott Writing Styles in Flatland

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Point of View

The story is told using a first-person point of view through the narrator, A. Square. A. Square, a member of Flatland, is opinionated, but clearly explains himself and his surroundings. This point of view is necessary for the success of the book's main plot, that of Square's journey into the different dimensions of Pointland, Lineland, and Spaceland. The first person point of view allows A. Square to express his opinions, thoughts, fears, and actions naturally throughout his journey. With such a complex storyline consisting of politics, aristocracy, and geometrical concepts, one might expect a narrative style of logic and fact, but Abbott, the author, avoids this through the personal experience of the narrator, conveying a deeper, more insightful meaning. Further, the use of first person narrative allows the reader to consistently view the worlds from a two dimensional perspective, keeping the storyline flowing smoothly.

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