Johnson’s opinion of the availability of the American Dream does appear to be somewhat biased when she states that “someone is sure to bring in a child who is not old enough to appreciate the food or the atmosphere and make its displeasure loudly known”. Her opinion of the possibility of the achievement of the American Dream therefore appears to suffer from the Satan Effect, thereby discrediting her statements regarding the possibility of the achievement of the American Dream and leading this student to infer that the acquisition of the American Dream may not be as impossible as some people consider it to be.
Nonetheless it is evident that the acquisition of the American Dream is next to impossible. Even if it was possible at one time, global events have had implications on America and on its people and only a handful can now even consider engaging in the pursuit for the American Dream. There is increasing competition in almost every area of life and the global economic scenario is making it all the more difficult to live the American Dream. In cases where people manage to satisfy one of the three basic elements (financial, family and social fulfillment) of the American Dream mentioned earlier, the other two remain unsatisfied. This leaves the individual back on square one.