## Where does Flatland take place?

Flatland (2007), a 98-minute animated independent feature film version directed by Ladd Ehlinger Jr., updates the satire from Victorian England to the modern-day United States.

**What is the point of Flatland?**

It tells the story of a square living in two-dimensional space; the first part of the book describes the life of this square and the society he inhabits, all of which perfectly sets up the second part of the book, where a three-dimensional being interrupts the square’s life to show him that Space is not what it seems.

**Why did Edwin A Abbott write Flatland?**

Written in large part as a satire on Abbott’s closed minded Victorian contemporaries, Flatland ably demonstrates the absurdity of those unwilling to admit their own ignorances, even when they scoff at the ignorance of others. Flatland is, whether intended or not, more than satire.

### Where does light come from in Flatland?

Instead of having a semispherical lens, the polaritons on the Flatland-esc material pass through a flat semicircle of refracting material that act as a lens.

**What does Flatland look like?**

From a Flatland worldview, the intersection of the two worlds looks like a point that turns into a circle. The circle grows in size, then shrinks to a point and disappears. For the square, knowledge of three dimensions gets constructed through interactions with the sphere.

**What shape is the narrator of Flatland?**

square

The narrator of Flatland is a square, literally. In the first part of the book, the square describes for us life on a two-dimensional plane. One day the square is visited by a sphere, a three-dimensional occupant of Spaceland, and his life is turned inside out.

## How did Flatland appear to the sphere?

When a sphere from 3D Spaceland visits 2D Flatland, the citizens of Flatland perceive it only as a series of 2D slices that make the sphere resemble their elite class of citizens, the Circles. (The more sides a shape has in Flatland, the more elevated it is in the social hierarchy).

**Is Flatland worth reading?**

It’s worth reading once to see if it sparks any interesting thoughts in your mind. We should all try completely different kinds of books every now and then, just to shake up the little grey cells. Flatland is a curiosity. But not a place I need ever visit again.