Why Hester Should Not Commit Adultery

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Exodus 20:14 say’s, “Thou shat not commit adultery.” This is exactly what Hester did. She was a married woman, who did not love her husband, but then she found someone she did love, Arthur Dimmesdale and committed adultery with him. Some people agree that Hester should have committed adultery and other disagree that Hester should not have committed adultery. Hester should not have committed adultery for three reasons. Adultery brought guilt, adultery was wrong, and adultery was painful. The first reason why Hester should not have committed adultery was that adultery brought guilt. While Hester had guilt of her own, she was forced to see her lover’s guilt that turned into depression. Then Mr. Dimmesdale’s depression become such a burden
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