The Last Ballad Summary
Wiley Cash

Everything you need to understand or teach The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash.

  • The Last Ballad Summary & Study Guide

The Last Ballad Overview

Wiley Cash's novel, The Last Ballad, is the story of Ella May Wiggins, a woman who had faced hardships throughout her life. She joins union organizers in the hope of creating a fair working environment and fair pay for textile mill employees. Ella struggles through the collapse of a bad marriage, the death of her son, and the constant threat of starvation, holding onto the hope of a brighter future. The novel's main themes are the effects of prejudice, the need for hope, and the the corrupting influence of power.

Study Pack

You might also be interested in: