Without our past， our future would be a tortuous path leading to nowhere. In order to move up the ladder of success and achievement we must come to terms with our past and integrate it into our future. Even if in the past we made mistakes， this will only make wiser people out of us and guide us to where we are supposed to be.
This past year， I was auditioning for the fall play， “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” To my detriment I thought it would be a good idea to watch the movie in order to prepare. For two hours I studied Elizabeth Taylor‘s mannerisms， attitude， and diction， hoping I could mimic her performance. I auditioned for the part of “Maggie” feeling perfectly confident in my portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor， however， I was unaware that my director saw exactly what I had been thinking. Unfortunately， I didn’t get the part， and my director told me that he needed to see “Maggie” from my perspective， not Elizabeth Taylor‘s.
I learned from this experience， and promised myself I would not try to imitate another actress， in order to create my character. Persevering， I was anxious to audition for the winter play just two months later. The play was Neil Simon’s “Rumors，” and would get the opportunity to play “Chris，” a sarcastic yet witty role， which would be my final performance in high school. In order to develop my character， I planned out her life just as I thought it should be， gave her the voice I thought was right， and the rest of her character unfolded beautifully from there. My director told me after the first show that “Rumors” was the best work he‘d ever seen from me， and that he was amazed at how I’d developed such a believable character. Thinking back to my first audition I was grateful for that chance I had to learn and to grow， because without that mistake I might have tried to base “Chris” off of someone I‘d known or something I’d seen instead of becoming my own character. I utilized the memory of the Elizabeth Taylor debacle to improve my approach to acting and gave the best performance of my life so far.
To my detriment I thought it would be a good idea to watch the movie in order to prepare. For two hours I studied Elizabeth Taylor‘s mannerisms， attitude， and diction， hoping I could mimic her performance。
第二段转过来，作者好好吸取了失败的教训，在“finalperformance”中按照自己理解的方式去揣摩角色，给她赋予了新的“生命”( In order to develop my character， I planned out her life just as I thought it should be， gave her the voice I thought was right， and the rest of her character unfolded beautifully from there.) 用作者的话说这个角色就慢慢地展现在她面前。
而最终的结果，可想而知，作者得到了前所未有的好评： My director told me after the first show that “Rumors” was the best work he’d ever seen from me， and that he was amazed at how I‘d developed such a believable character.本来故事到这里应该结束了，可是作者继续升华，感谢自己之前犯下的错误，因为没有那个错误，就没有最终的成功。
其实无论是在《Spider man》，《Iron man》还是《Super man 》中我们都可以清楚看到这条线。主人公一定要先犯错误，而犯下的错误一定不是致命的。因为犯错使他们谦卑，重新看清自己，然后在最后的最关键的的时刻取得了胜利。
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