Flatland

The Monarch of Pointland Character Analysis

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 Squares words to be nothing more than his own thoughts, since he is incapable of conceiving of anything that isnt himself.

The Monarch of Pointland Quotes in Flatland

The Flatland quotes below are all either spoken by The Monarch of Pointland or refer to The Monarch of Pointland. 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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Dover Publications edition of Flatland published in 1992.
Chapter 20 Quotes

Yet mark his perfect self-contentment, and hence learn his lesson, that to be self-contented is to be vile and ignorant, and that to aspire is better than to be blindly and impotently happy.

Related Characters: The Sphere / The Stranger (speaker), The Monarch of Pointland
Page Number: Page 75
Explanation and Analysis:

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The Monarch of Pointland Character Timeline in Flatland

The timeline below shows where the character The Monarch of Pointland appears in Flatland. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 20
Religion, Divinity, and the Unknown Theme Icon
Knowledge and Truth vs. Dogma Theme Icon
Analogy as Satire Theme Icon
...takes him to Pointland, the Abyss of No dimensions, which is inhabited by the lone Monarch of Pointland . (full context)
Social Hierarchy and Oppression Theme Icon
Religion, Divinity, and the Unknown Theme Icon
Knowledge and Truth vs. Dogma Theme Icon
Analogy as Satire Theme Icon
The Monarch of Pointland believes himself to be the entirety of his universe. He is incapable of conceiving of... (full context)