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Questions related to the satirical novella Flatland (1884) by Edwin A. Abbott. Use this tag with the [edwin-abbott-abbott] tag.

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Which parts of the portrayal of women in “Flatland” are satire?

I recently finished Flatland (full text link), and I found it generally a somewhat disconcerting read. I realize that it's satire, and it's written in the tone of satire, particularly when it comes to ...
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Is this quote from Flatland a reference to Plato's Cave analogy?

Flatland opens with the following paragraph: Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their ...
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Was Edwin Abbott trying to make fun of Christianity in this part of Flatland?

Chapter 21 of the second edition of Flatland contains the following quote: I AWOKE rejoicing, and began to reflect on the glorious career before me. I would go forth, methought, at once, and ...