When I Get To Heaven Analysis

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“Louder than sirens, louder than bells, sweeter than heaven, and hotter than hell.” Florence Welch belts out in a beautifully deep voice. In an instant, she’s rendered the ideals of both Heaven and Hell as insignificant, trivial delusions. She’s singing about the way she feels when she’s in love. This human emotion she’s experiencing is so much more remarkable than anything to be experienced in the afterlife. If love is sweeter than heaven, and hotter than hell, then what is there to look forward to after death? The afterlife is believed to be made up of heaven and hell, and Florence Welch isn’t the only one not taking these destinations seriously enough. Society’s picture of heaven and hell is a silly, pale version of what the bible describes. …show more content…
It has not diminished the quantity of belief in heaven... but it has diminished the quality of that belief.” (Zaleski) The quality of heaven is at an all time low. Movies, tv shows, songs, and society in general promote the ideal that heaven is boring and unexciting. In the article “Hollywood’s Heaven and Hell” Todd Hertz states, “Heaven is pretty boring in most shows--angels just sit around on clouds, playing their harps and gabbing. In Little Nicky the biggest excitement for those in heaven is to watch everything going on down on Earth...Heaven’s apparently so boring in the movie Dogma that even God leaves once in awhile just to play skee-ball on Earth.”(Hertz) In multiple tv shows the angel’s only source of amusement is to watch what happens on Earth. Watching loved ones after death isn’t the most appealing of ideas. Zaleski states, “ given eternity, many of us fear that there will not be enough mansions to keep us entertained...a rumor has gotten out that heaven will be church services that never end.” (Zaleski) A never ending church service is something no one would look forward to, but the bible makes heaven out to be a lot more than

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