Bookreport on Abbot's book Flatland. Topics outlined are: the narrator(his conflicts too), class structure, recognition, interesting facts, fate of narrator. Cover Included (the unique cover by me).

Essay by tabshJunior High, 9th gradeA+, January 2004

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Flatland is a very interesting and thought-provoking book about A. Square's adventures in lands of different dimensions. A. Square, a lawyer and mathematician in a two-dimensional world, visits Spaceland, a land of three-dimension, Lineland, a land of one dimension, and Pointland, a land of no dimensions. The narrator of Flatland is A. Square. He is the son of an equilateral triangle and a line. This four-sided figure is a lawyer. The squares are part of the middle classes. A. Square is just a regular square that starts to get visions of other universes. He dreams of visiting Lineland, which has 1 dimension, and he sees Pointland, which has no dimensions. A. Square is visited by a Sphere, who shows him Spaceland or 3 dimensions. He is chosen to preach the Gospel of Three Dimensions to his fellow citizens of Flatland. At each previous millennium someone has been chosen to preach it.

A. Square gets arrested as soon as he starts to tell people. He is sent to prison for life, and so he writes a book, hoping someday there would be a Flatlander that believed him.The major conflict faced by the narrator was that he could not explain Flatland to the king of Lineland, and he could not understand the revelation from the sphere until he went to Spaceland. In a dream the narrator visits Lineland, a world of only one dimension, and there interacts with its king whom he finds hopelessly trapped both in body and mind in a single-dimension perspective. No matter how A. Square intersects his two-dimensional form with one-dimensional Lineland, he is unable to convince the king of any reality other than one dimension. Later in the story the same thing happens in a realm of no dimension, namely, Pointland. The tables are...