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The American dream is an idea that attracts many The promises of opportunity success social equality and fortune are very desirable Though few have come to a consensus for the definition of the American dream many are reaching for this concept In Martin Luther King Jrs I Have a Dream speech he searches desperately for this ambiguous idea In Witold Rybcaynski essay Tomorrowland he explains that Disney believes the dream can be constructed Martin Luther King Jrs attempt for the American dream is more realistic than Disneys plan to synthesize the ideal habitat however both reveal that part of the American dream is to achieve happiness This happiness consists of equality among people a sense of community between neighbors and freedom for allIn Martin Luther King Jrs moving speech he addresses a crowd about the inequalities of their society He seeks justice using the Constitution as the basis for his demands Because the Constitution states that all men are created equal blacks should not be neglected They too are human and therefore should be given the same treatment as whites Martin Luther King Jrs dream is that the state of Mississippi a desert state sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice 196 In order to accomplish this goal he feels society must overcome ignorance On the contrary Rybcaynski describes Disney in the process of building an ideal community in Tomorrowland The environment being created contains equality and harmony however the inhabitants must build upon it For this ideal community Celebration to work successfully people must compromise and cooperate In both situations Martin Luther King Jr and Rybcaynskis dream of living in a perfect society will become a reality only if the people can uniteEquality among the population is a key step in achieving the American dream People will not be content if a hierarchy in which some have advantages over others exists Martin Luther
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