I chose to write about the affects of employment since I consider myself as a business oriented person. A bunch of questions popped up in my head as I was reading through the novel, I have used multiple sources to find the answers of these questions in order to help me write my essay. How can one live life with no job? Is having a job as a corpse washer better than no job at all? If every job requires customers then who is left in their damaged country that they call home? How are they dealing with the outcomes of war? I have lived in Jordan for 10 years and had great experiences there. Back in 2006 as a young boy who went to a private school, I never knew why there were so many Iraqi students in my school. After years ...
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...te of the unemployment rate after war in Iraq is 28 percent. This is a very high unemployment rate; Iraqi households consider unemployment to be one of their most pressing problems. The life I pictured while reading “The Corpse Washer” was explained in detail after gathering sources and arranging the events in chronological order. The country suffocated after U.S led invasion in 2003, leaving ashes on the ground they once called home. The consequences of war were horrific leading millions of Iraqis to poverty. Famine has tremendously increased throughout the years of war. Health services and infrastructure went downhill causing jobs to be very limited to the people of Iraq. Jawad, the young corpse washer, has experienced many obstacles trying to pursue his dream as an Artist. Unemployment can have a major effect on one’s life, turning joyful memories into tragedies.
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