The narrator and protagonist of the story, which he writes in prison—he has been arrested for attempting to educate others about the third dimension. A Square can be seen as the voice of Abbot himself… read analysis of A Square
The Sphere / The Stranger
An inhabitant of Spaceland who visits Flatland at the start of every millennium in search of a new apostle who can enlighten others regarding the third dimension. A Square first refers to the Sphere as… read analysis of The Sphere / The Stranger
The Monarch of Lineland
The king of the one-dimensional world of Lineland. Rude and ignorant, the Monarch fails to see or even consider anything that is not natural to his world. Despite A Square’s efforts to explain… read analysis of The Monarch of Lineland
The Monarch of Pointland
The king of Pointland, the Abyss of No dimension. He believes himself to be his entire world and universe. Although A Square tries to help the Point out of his complacency, the Point interprets A… read analysis of The Monarch of Pointland
The Chief Circle of Flatland during the time when painting was practiced and Flatlandians had color. He prevented the passage of the Universal Colour Bill and restored social order.
A Square’s Wife
A Square’s wife, the only female character in Flatland.
A Square’s Brother
A Square’s brother, who is also a square. He is imprisoned after witnessing the revelation of the Sphere.
The head of the Grand Council who sentences A Square to perpetual imprisonment for attempting to educate other Flatlandians about the third dimension.