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. No, it is not realistic

1.1. not as many feelings as normal people

1.1.1. Wings emotions are often subdued and the other characters emotions are very hard to figure out

2. Yes, it is realistic

2.1. its not just always good things happening

2.1.1. Wing loses touch with his close friends

2.1.2. Despite being portrayed as a good friend and a nice person, he does not have any "happy endings", with both of his relationships not working out.

2.2. all the stages of a boy's life

2.2.1. Wing goes through school , NS and many different but relevant things

2.3. Conflict

2.3.1. Wing experiences conflict like in real life , with Audrey and Chloe

3. Key words & ideas

3.1. search for identity

3.1.1. Wing goes to NS and mixes around with different people too but realises that social status and identity matter alot

3.2. Singaporean

3.2.1. what it means to defend you country through NS

3.3. Realistic

3.3.1. Wing is made out to be a real boy in the very real world , and it made to be realistic

4. Analysis

4.1. It is realistic as there is the use of conflicts , all the stages in a boy's life and tragedy . They are used to portray how things really unfold and not to sugarcoat anything . This proves that it is realistic even though there are some unrealistic points .

4.2. It is realisitc as it portrays the "ups and downs" an ordinary Singaporean teenager would experience. It is to show that life is never easy going and to show the cruel side of life.

5. Example

5.1. All Singaporean males have to go for NS once they are 18

5.1.1. Wing in the story is no different from any other Singaporean male and has to serve NS at 18.

5.2. The importance of social status in Singapore

5.2.1. Wing and Chloe have very different social status. Wing is a person who spent all his life in the heartlands while Chloe has a higher social status than him. They broke up because of the difference in status.

5.3. Life is not always predictable

5.3.1. Wing has always thought that his father had died many years ago and has already accepted that fact. But he suddenly finds out that the father that hs thought had died many years ago might be his fifth uncle.