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 the second dimension, the king is unwilling to hear his ideas, and resorts to violence and attacks his teacher.
The Monarch of Lineland Quotes in Flatland
The Flatland quotes below are all either spoken by The Monarch of Lineland or refer to The Monarch of Lineland . 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.).
Chapter 13 Quotes
It seemed that this poor ignorant Monarch—as he called himself—was persuaded that the Straight Line which he called his Kingdom, and in which he passed his existence, constituted the whole of the world, and indeed the whole of Space.
The Monarch of Lineland Character Timeline in Flatland
The timeline below shows where the character The Monarch of Lineland appears in Flatland. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...one’s voice) is detected and checked for. He asks if feeling is a possible method. The Monarch of Lineland is appalled at A Square’s suggestion, because feeling is an offense punishable by death, to... (full context)
...the existence of a higher world, and as A Square had attempted to teach the Monarch of Lineland of two dimensions, there must other even higher worlds. He theorizes a structure with 16... (full context)