Andrew Miller

Three Questions on Flatland

1. Does light have depth? I would think so, if light can be converted to mass according to Einstein’s equation. If so, could it exist in Flatland? Do objects in 2D have mass?

2. How could the polygons in Flatland discern the shape of one another through Feeling? All that would come in contact would be line segments and angles. Did they somehow "feel" the degree of the angles and figure the blunter the angle, the higher the class?

3. What were Edwin Abbott’s ideas of the place of women in society? His portrayal of the "frail" female sex as line segments, especially in his fourth section, seems to suggest some satirical disdain. What were his opinions in real life?