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|A Square||A Square is a two-dimensional mathematician who travels to lands of one, three, and no dimensions. He is unable to explain his revelations to his countrymen and is imprisoned for heresy. Read More|
|Sphere||Sphere is a three-dimensional being who shows A Square three-dimensional space and inspires his visions of Lineland and Pointland. Despite working to open A Square's mind to the possibility of three dimensions, he becomes angry when A Square suggests there might be a fourth dimension. Read More|
|A Square's brother||A Square's brother is the chief clerk at the council hall where Sphere manifests. He is imprisoned so he may not tell anyone what he has seen.|
|A Square's grandson||A Square's grandson is a bright hexagon who initially tries to talk to A Square about the possibility of numbers to a third power. However, once it becomes clear that such talk is illegal, he declares that it was all a joke and runs away.|
|A Square's wife||A Square's wife, like all women in Flatland, is a straight line with a needle-sharp point on one end who is assumed to have little intellectual capacity.|
|Chromatistes||Chromatistes is a Pentagon who invents the capacity to paint, leading to an artistic and social revolution in Flatland.|
|The King of Lineland||The King of Lineland is a straight line who can only perceive other beings as single points. He cannot understand A Square's description of two dimensions and attacks when A Square refuses to concede he is wrong.|
|Pantocyclus||Pantocyclus is the Chief Circle who puts down the color revolt and introduces the doctrine of configuration, which states that shape, not will, is the source of moral action.|
|The Point||The Point is the sole inhabitant of Pointland and cannot conceive of other beings outside of itself. When A Square speaks to it, it assumes that it is hearing its own thoughts.|