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Divorce, the dissolution of marriage shatters the world of the children which become a scar in their lives. The parents for their individualistic lives play with the kid’s future by divorcing by being selfish. The novel What Maisie Knew explains about how the child Maisie gets struck in an adulterous and corrupt society. This paper further tells about the struggle she experiences between her parents after their divorce. She was longing for parental love and affection throughout the novel and finally she was forced to choose her future. Main theme found in this novel are adultery, lost innocence, family and selfishness.

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