So we beat on, boats against the The Great Gatsby

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

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This quote is the last sentence of the book “Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This sad words are about the social inequality that existed in America despite all the freedom and democracy declared in the country. Gatsby gains wealth and fame, but he is still an American Jew, so he will by no means be equal to Daisy. Daisy got her wealth simply by marriage, while he works hard with all his wits and will, he “boats against the current” of social prejudice, but no matter how great Gatsby is - he will never be an equal to Daisy. Even after he manages to attract Daisy with luxury and fancy parties, she is around only because Gatsby amuses her. She will always be above, just because she was born white Anglo-Saxon protestant.