I believe that Flatland: A Romance of many Dimensions is a really noteworthy book to read at all times. Edwin Abbott uses imagery, personification, and symbolism to muckrake the ridiculous ways of life in the 1800’s. If youwould just use your imagination and let your mind get lost in the diction, then this picture is set perfectly clear.Edwin Abbott was a wonderful writer, when he was alive. His words were like those of H.
G. Wells in Alice in Wonderland. Every word in this fascinating book was a symbol. Abbott told his story through a twisted middle-classed square citizen of Flatland named A. Square.
Abbott was secretly exposing the outrageous events that occurred through his lifetime.Edwin Abbott introduces aspects of relativity and hyperspace years before Einstein’s work. And when Abbott wrote this wonderful tale, it was printed “underground” because of the religious persecutions of the Christianity in England.
And to avoid being persecuted himself for his hypotheses, he used mathematical imagery and spoke in code to attack miracles as illusions or false reports and attempts to replace a belief in supernatural or higher being. He spreads his beliefs by this underground publication.Abbott preceded the way for various authors like H. G. Wells, Charles Lutwige Dodgson or better known as Lewis Carroll, C. H.
Hinton, Dionys Berger, and A. K. Dewdney. He opened up the doors to new ways of life and thinking with these mathematical breakthroughs.Abbott was really telling his life and his beliefs about the world and their beliefs.
He also told about his real-life imprisonment and explained how he was to be executed.A. Square is a strangely befuddled native of Flatland- a place in which is limited to two dimensions. It is irrevocably flat and populated by an hierarchy of geometrical forms. In the tour of his bizarre and eccentric homeland, A.
Square spins a glamorous tale of domesticdrama and political turmoil, from sex among triangles to the deliberated enthrall of the females.A. Square tells of his journeys to Lineland, the world of just one dimension. This strange world, contrary to Flatland, hosts the Straightline inhabitants. The only way that you can distinguish the age or sex of the person is by the voice of the line.
Each line is the same on the outside and are not separated into social classes by their size or shape. Every line is equal to one another and is seen as one or a part of one big picture. It is a world that is plain, but everyone is perfect and in harmony. This is the idea of perfection that our world desires to attain, where love unites all.
Then our guide recounts memories and theories of Pointland, a world of no dimension at all. Pointland and Lineland are analogous. The people are equal and live as one loving race who live to love as one big family.A.
Square then recalcitrance to speak straightforward of a third, even a fourth dimension. Although a failure with a theory he had with his grandson did not encourage him to spread his knowledge outside of the family. This was the root of his despair. He then finds a tragic fate when he is confronted by the wise Circles of the community council. He is imprisoned and later on dies an isolated death.
With weary humor and incisive irony, Abbott takes us on a mind-expanding journey into a disparate world to make us cogitate otherwise of our world. This marvelous book really changes the viewpoint of our world into a meaningless geometry maze without the harmony and love. In order to achieve this dear perfection, we all must become one with each other and love everyone.