Because I Am My Own Wife is a play, it is by its nature mostly dialogue. Wright intermingles German with English throughout the play to allow his audience to fully experience the essence of Charlotte. He also notes, in his Introduction, that in transcribing her interviews, Charlotte's English translations were sometimes more meaningful than she meant them to be. For example, when she told Doug in an interview that she received furniture, the words she actually used were, "I became the furniture." Wright chose to write most of the play based on his interviews, using her language and her way with words to create her as a character as well as fully develop a supporting cast.
I Am My Own Wife