In this essay I will be discussing and answering the essay question, “Should I include reconstructed speeches in my autobiography?”
To start, let me explain what a reconstructed speech is. A reconstructed speech is a dialogue that has been recorded exactly so you can write what you actually said. Usually reconstructed speeches are put into autobiographies for special moments that need remembering, or just for pivotal moments in the authors’ life.
Now that we know what a reconstructed speech is, let us dive into the actual essay. If I were ever going to write an autobiography, would I include reconstructed speech in it? I think that it depends greatly on the circumstances. Firstly, I must note that writing accurate speech is very very difficult, because for it to be reconstructed speech you need to have very accurate information.
Not only is reconstructed speech very hard to get right, you also have to be careful with the amounts of it that you put into your autobiography. By this I mean that having too much reconstructed speech can pull your readers away from the main story and confuse them.
So while reconstructed speech is definitely a very valuable asset that you can integrate into your writing, there are a couple of things you must look out for. If I were to write an autobiography, I would try to make sure that my placement of reconstructed speech would only be in places where it would flow well with the overall story.
To summarise, this essay discussed and answered the question regarding reconstructed speeches and wether I should include them in my autobiography when I write one. The positives of having reconstructed speech, are that it can make your autobiography even more realistic and valuable, given you place it in the right area. The negatives of reconstructed speech are that it is hard to find and that an overdose of it can spoil parts of your autobiography for the reader.