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Flatland is a very interesting and thought-provoking book about a squares adventures in lands of different dimensions A Square a 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 In these very different places A Square learns about geometry as well as human character The book begins with an introduction to Flatland The narrator tells us about the life and customs in his world At first it was hard for me to grasp the concept of Flatland geometrically but because of the familiarity of the society aspect of Flatland I soon was able to understand the geometric theory Once you understand the world that the narrator is from he takes you to different worlds to learn about them as he did First on the list is Lineland A Square has a vision of Lineland while he is sleeping In his dream he meets a stubborn king who refuses to acknowledge that there is any world outside his own A Square tell the king about his two dimensional world but the king will not even consider this Instead he tells the narrator all about Lineland and how they live The day after A Square has this dream he is visited by a sphere The sphere is from Spaceland and he tries to enlighten A Square about the third dimension A Square becomes very annoyed and angry at the sphere and he refuses to accept anything the sphere says because he is unable to understand it The sphere frustrated brings A Square to Spaceland to show him what he has been trying to explain Seeing is believing and A Square is shocked at the three dimensions of Spaceland He sees Flatland from a whole new view He is overwhelmed and asks the sphere many questions all of which cannot be answered easily When he returns to his world he is an
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