The Dot and the Line by Norton JusterThe story was inspired by Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions , in which the protagonist visits a one-dimensional universe called Lineland, where women are dots and men are lines. In , Robert Xavier Rodriguez made a musical setting of the book for narrator and chamber ensemble with projected images, and in he made a version for full orchestra. The story details a straight line who is hopelessly in love with a dot. The dot, finding the line to be stiff, dull, and conventional, turns her affections toward a wild and unkempt squiggle. Taking advantage of the line's stiffness, the squiggle rubs it in that he is a lot more fun for the dot. When the depressed line's friends try to get him to settle down with a female line, but he refuses. He tries to dream of greatness until he finally understands what the squiggle means, and decides to be more unconventional.
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
Our edition is a small size for a picture book. See All Customer Reviews. Share Article Tweet. Books by Norton Juster.My beat-up copy has gotten me through a dark night or two. More Details. Line's friends were concerned about ans terribly thin and drawn he had become". Ten mini notepads are conveniently displayed in an attractive tray, ideal for any desktop.
The book's point is about the line's self-concept and self-esteem. But the ghe, though perfect in every way, much like mathematics. The story is both simple and complex. Cats of The Book.
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After refining his talents alone, he goes off to show them to Dot, who is "overwhelmed" and delighted and who "giggles like a schoolgirl. The moral of the story? We're hoping to rely on our loyal readers rather than erratic ads. To support Open Culture's continued operation, please consider making a donation. We thank you!