How does the play A Doll's House present the idea that moral corruption may be passed from generation to generation?

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One way moral corruption can be passed from generation to generation in through the mindsets of men. Although Ibsen's play A Doll House is written in the late 1800s, in the late 1900s, feminist are still fighting for equal rights between men and woman. Men are still chauvinistic. Women are still thought of as the weaker sex. Times have not changed. Instead ideas are passed from one generation to the next. Although there is more of a voice that speaks up for women and their rights, the fact that there is still a need to do so indicates that moral corruption has been passed to the next generation. As long as there is breath in individuals, there will be differences among men and women. Men still believe that they are superior to women in intelligence and in values. Women are still a minority seeking for respect from men. Gladys Knight would be a voice crying out for R E S P E C T in her song as late as the 1970s. Has anything changed? Is moral corruption still passed from generation to generation? The answer is yes as it will be for all time.