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Flatland This must have been the most interesting book I have read I found it very easy to visualize the many descriptions and most of the time I understood what the author was trying to say before he described them in detail Whats interesting to me is the fact that this book even though it is science fiction captures human stubbornness and inequity We are so close minded to new things I bet there have been so many times that the answers to many of our questions have been right in front of us but we are so set in our ways that we just cant grasp them I think that our culture and society our beliefs and values all play a role in this ignorance We have been brought up to think a certain way and anything that defies the way we think is simply ignored We have been raised to be prejudice I think almost all of us believe that we are open minded but when were put to the test most of us give in to our predispositions The biggest thing that struck me was the way women were portrayed in the novel They were of lower class than all men Even if a man was of soldier class which is the lowest possible class for a man and the woman was married to a man of circular class which is the highest of all classes then the woman would still be of lower class than the man On top of that women do not have the ability to attain any other class than a straight line and therefore are stuck to a petty existence Perhaps the book was meant as an educator to the society of that time about the lack of opportunities for women I think this was one of the main points that the author was trying to get across It bothered me reading that women had all
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