The younger of A Square’s two hexagonal grandchildren. He exhibits unusual insight and, thus, perfect angularity. After A Square teaches his grandson the concept of squaring through the geometrical creation of one large square with sides three units long, made from nine individual squares, his grandson inquires about the significance of three-to-the-third—a question that could lead to an understanding of three-dimensional space—and baffles his grandfather. Despite this early spirit of curiosity and insight, A Square’s grandson is later frightened by the authorities of Flatland and retracts his questions about three-to-the-third.
A Square’s Grandson Quotes in Flatland
The Flatland quotes below are all either spoken by A Square’s Grandson or refer to A Square’s Grandson. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Publications edition of Flatland published in 1992.).
A Square’s Grandson Character Timeline in Flatland
The timeline below shows where the character A Square’s Grandson appears in Flatland. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...teaching, A Square confesses that he sees the value of scolding and disciplining on his Grandson’s configuration, although he cannot explain why he thinks that it is so. A Square mentions... (full context)
...He forgoes his plan to begin with his Wife and considers starting with his hexagonal Grandson. His Grandson had already shown his cognitive potential by meditating on 3 to the third... (full context)
...questions about the other night’s encounter with the Sphere. Then he immediately seeks out his Grandson, since he feels that all his experiences and the knowledge he has learned are slowly... (full context)