Heartland is a realistic portrayal of a Singaporean boy’s search for identity. Do you agree?

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Heartland is a realistic portrayal of a Singaporean boy’s search for identity. Do you agree? by Mind Map: Heartland is a realistic portrayal of a Singaporean boy’s search for identity. Do you agree?

1. Yes, it is realistic

1.1. different parts of a typical Singaporean living in Singapore.

1.1.1. Accurate description of a schooling teenager's life. Eg: having exams, failing tests, skipping classes.

1.1.1.1. Although this is not appropriate in school, these are some of the situations that are happening in Singapore schools.

1.2. Represents what half the Singaporean population go through as boys,from young to NS.

1.2.1. NS is compulsory in Singapore for men above18, and Heartland describes what it is like in NS.

1.3. there is nothing dramatic in the story line

1.3.1. no fantasies or exaggerated issues, unlike those that you see in fiction stories.

1.4. depicts an average schooling teenager with normal teenage issues that one would face.

1.4.1. Eg: Chloe and Wing's relationship problems

1.4.2. Eg: Wing and May's relationship problems.

2. Key words & ideas

2.1. realistic portrayal

2.1.1. definition

2.1.1.1. realistic: given to the representation of things as they really are.

2.1.1.2. portrayal: depicting or representing

2.2. search for identity

2.2.1. definition

2.2.1.1. Identity:individuality

2.3. Singaporean

2.3.1. average teenager

3. No, it is not realistic

3.1. Not everyone goes through the same situation as Wing.

3.1.1. people might not have such difficult relationship problems like Wing.

3.2. Not all will suffer as much as Wing in life.

3.3. Everyone is unique and they might not have the same life experiences as what Wing has.

3.3.1. Normal teenagers might not think as deeply as Wing does.

3.4. In Heartland, we only experience what mostly Wing is feeling. We might not have the same attitude towards certain things like Wing does.

3.4.1. Eg: Wing feels excited about NS as he has never been away from home for a long time. Readers might not feel the same, especially the men as they might dread going to NS and not have the same mentality as Wing.

3.5. Not everyone has the same kind of life that Wing has.

3.5.1. Wing has a poor family background, and has no father to take care of him. Most of us have perfect families and thus it is hard for us to relate to his life story