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Abbott discusses the Women of Flatland on several occasions during the novel. Do you believe his phrasing in the novel depicts his own feelings about the intelligence of Women, or the feelings of society in 1884? Explain your answer using information from the novel.

In Chapter 19, A. Square is convinced, because of mathematical projection, that a Fourth Dimension must exist. In your own words, explain his reasoning for this belief.

The Circles in Flatland manage nearly every aspect of life in Flatland. Using examples from the novel, discuss whether their way of management is done to protect their power, or is in the best interests of the citizens.

Several times throughout the novel, Abbott references the alteration of inhabitants of Flatland in an effort to make them into a higher social being, or more regular in form. Do you believe such actions are justifiable? Why or why not...

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