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A person who remains anonymous once said The best way out of a Problem is through it Evidence of this statement is seen in several episodes of the epic poem The Odyssey by Homer Odysseus is able to face different problems rather than avoiding them throughout his epic adventure Odysseuss ability to face difficult problems is best shown in The Cyclopes The Sirens and Scylla and Charybdis In the episode The Cyclopes illustrations of the statement The best way out of a problem is through it are shown For instance Odysseus could have killed the Cyclopes when he was standing in front of the door to the cave but he and his men never would have been able to get out of the cave Another example is when Odysseus tells Polyphemus his name is Noh-body he is preparing for when he and his men put the stick through the Cyclopes eye So when the cyclopes runs to get help from the other Cyclopes they will ask him what the mans name is and he will say Noh-bdy which sounds like nobody so they think there is nothing wrong with him During the episode of The Cyclopes Odysseus did not try to avoid the problem in order to solve it Throughout the episode of The Sirens instances are seen proving the statement The best way out of a problem is through it One example of this is when Odysseus has his men tie him to the mast of the ship so he can still hear the sirens but not be able to go to them A second example of this statement is when Odysseus puts Beeswax in his crews ears so that they wont hear the sirens but Odysseus will still be able to hear them sing their song This adventure has shown many instances proving the statement
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