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

No, it is not realistic

accuracy of descriptions

Heartland is a work of fiction and all its characters and events are part of Darren Shiau's imagination.

Wing is a troubled teenager who faces the mundane problems of life and is just trying to get by without having any big or significant goal in life. Most students have a least one significant goal in life such as wanting to become a doctor, lawyer or accountant but Wing is just struggling along, he is just trying to make it through with his grades and life.

There are many examples of Wing not having a goal, such as Yong telling him to take up a managerial position so as to impress May and her family.

Key words & ideas

realistic portrayal

definition, realistic: given to the representation of things as they really are., portrayal: depicting or representing

search for identity

ups and downs of, life as a student, being in a relationship

Singaporean

NS, sense of, loyalty, belonging, national pride

Yes, it is realistic.

accuracy of descriptions

correctly describes the life of an average HDB-heartland-living boy.

Difficulties of being a singaporean student highlighted.

Relationship problems that happen often in real life occur in the novel

Thoughts and feelings of men going through NS are clearly noted throughout Wing's NS life.