“So we beat on, boats against the current…

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I just finished readingĀ The Great Gatsby last night in order to see the movie at the end of this week (also on my birthday!) and I’m wondering if anyone else has read it, and if so, what is your interpretation of the last line?

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” ~F. Scott FitzgeraldĀ The Great Gatsby