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Anton Chekhov (1860 – 1904) deprecated turning a person into slave first, but later began to make higher demands to his characters and to blame not only their environment, but also themselves for losing their dignity. Chekhov used actively bright details and professional slang to create necessary atmosphere. In "Hush!" we meet a journalist who comes home late in the evening and needs to do some work, therefore he demands not to be disturbed. His family regards the time when he works sacred and tries to do everything to make it comfortable for him. As his nature and temper are revealed to us, we get to know what he thinks of himself and what he is like at work, his dreams and who or what is to blame that he is unhappy.