I watched the film twice. The first time I thought it was interesting and wanted to tell me something but it was hard for me to catchup. Then I read some backgrounds and tried to understand why the motivation behind the lady's action.
Some people say that being not able to read was more serious than admitting a crime for the lady. She sacrificed her freedom for hiding the truth that she was not able to read and write. The reason the young man struggled was not because he was ashamed of having an abnormal relation with the lady, but to protect the lady's will. He said "how long will a secret keep?"(do not remember clearly)
what the law professor said were also interesting. Could we use today's law or regulations to determine a crime in the past? I personally do not agree. The lady is kind and nice, but she was willing to be a guardian, and only think about how to keep order instead of the safety of the people in the Church when there was a big fire. How could that happen? What changed her to think like that? Very interesting to think about questions like that.