Love letters are the most treasured and timeless way used while expressing love. They carry lots of memories and history and, therefore, are to be stored well and treasured. Kate Chopin was a famous feminist author during the 20th century. She wrote of human existence during its difficulties, subtle, stripped of the veil and others. The book was drafted by the principled standards. Her insights and beliefs of a human condition shaped her work and enabled her to become the most remarkable literary revival approximately after fifty years after her death. Her most recognized pieces of work were referred to as the awakening (Chopin, 1).
Many are the times she never wanted to be disturbed. She locked herself indoors. One calm evening, as the rain heavily poured she took a pile of her letters and placed them on the table. She never had an idea of what to do with the letters. Four years earlier, she recalled how she used to read them often and how they did sustain her. She believed by so she had saved her spirit from perishing and thus, never wanted to destroy the letters. In addition, days past, she realized that soon she would not part from her treasures (Holm, 313).
She took several letters and burnt them in the fireplace. She was precarious and felt sorry on what she had done. She was grateful that she had not destroyed them all. She would have been bored for the rest of her remaining days without the letters by her side. The man that had written the letters was significant to her. She decided to store them safely the remaining letters. She then wanted to destroy the letter before she died, but that would not have been possible. She wrapped them and addressed them to her husband to destroy them unopened once she died (Chopin 1).
A year later, her husband was puzzled after seeing the document that her wife had left and the message it contained. He wondered why his wife wanted the pile of letters destroyed unopened. He knew his wife was not secretive, but he knew that within the letter was something that his wife wanted to die with secretly. With the heavy rain pouring he placed the letter in his pocket and walked out slowly in the streets. At the bridge, he let the letter swiftly fall of his hand into the river.
An hour later, several men he had invited arrived to dine with him. The thought that his wife had a secret, disturbed his mind. He sought for the opinion of his friend about his wife’s act. After they had left, he searched for more letters. Some he had read, however, others were new but he never found a reason to conclude that his wife was untrue or not royal to him. She searched for anything that would relate to the documented he cast into the river, but all was in vain (Holm, 313).
Esther Wynn's Love-Letters
Joseph Norton, The Authors Uncle, stayed in a very old house that was once lived for two nights with George Washington. It is a story they always told before the family of the author's uncle did inherit the house. His uncle had married at a very old age. It is because earlier, he had been heartbroken by a woman that was older than he was. He had grey hair and very small kids. The aunt was not an interesting woman and mostly because she never had a good ability of seeing. Nevertheless, she had the good sense in affairs and was an affectionate woman. She loved and was loved by her family (Chopin, 2).
She had been married for twelve years with four great children. Their firstborn was the closest to their father due to her nature of being tender and thoughtful. Other children were simply just calm and healthy. The author, a fifteen-year girl, spent her winter and schooled and her uncle’s place. She had great intimate and confidential relationship with his 60-year-old uncle. One morning, one of the children comes holding a letter. It seemed very long-standing. The uncle keenly looked at it keenly as he read it. There was another old letter that aunt had seen them, but never read them. She only wanted to burn them. The Uncle decided to place the letter safely without informing anybody of what it contained (Holm, 313).
The paper seemed to carry very important information since afterwards uncle ordered that no paper was to be burnt without his permission. He said the letter contained wholly the soul of a woman. Several days passed and another old letter was found. He read the letter and said that it was an earlier letter than what he had read earlier; he felt that the house carried a certain secret as days passed and other letter found. It got suspicious with everyone around (Holm, 313).
There was believed to be a ghost since the letter had been found in the same spot. We took all the other letter that an aunt had found and decided to go through them. From one note, we discovered the writer; the writer was a child writing to her lover who seems to be a pupil too. We saw the progress in which she grew by the letter and her desire she felt each day lift the man she loved to freer heights. It was fascinating from the little piece of paper she wrote concerning her history (Chopin, 2).
Their relationship had lasted so long. Her health was complicated since the letters stated that a physician advised her to go for medical treatment in Europe. It was the letter she had bid her lover farewell. Afterward were no more letters. There were only two letters from abroad one contained a poem. One could say that between the two lovers was the deepest intellectual sympathy that they both felt towards each other. The letters from the first to the last ones were love letters (Chopin, 2).
So many questions stuck in our minds about the passionate woman. Her end was unknown. One wondered if she died abroad or she ever got back to her lover well and strong. The writer safely stored Esther’s letters but never looked at them for several months. She always felt the guilt of keeping them. She then recopied the letters and destroyed the old ones. She had thrown them in the river. Many are the times people promise to store the letter of our loved ones. They keep rereading them, which reminds them of the memories they shared earlier. It always wonders the majority of people if rereading the letter would do any good (Holm, 313).
Chopin, Kate. Her letters. Web. April 9, 2014. Available at
Holm, Saxe. Esther Wynn’s Love-Letters. Web. April 9, 2014. Available at