What Is the Last Line of The Great Gatsby?

An opened book on top of a desk in a library

The last line of The Great Gatsby reads:

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in 1925. The story follows wealthy money-man Jay Gatsby who pursues a life of riches and luxuries, but ultimately suffers from a great unhappiness. The last line of The Great Gatsby is a quick reflection of Jay Gatsby’s past life, before he dreamed up a big life of money.

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