Homer’s Odysseus blinds Polyphemus the Cyclops by grinding out his eye with a heated stake … In the Inferno, Dante and Virgil watch corrupt politicians struggle to stay submerged beneath a lake of boiling pitch, lest they be skewered by devils above the surface … And Golding’s Lord of the Flies recounts how a schoolboy called Piggy is savagely murdered by other children while marooned on an island.

So what’s so bad about Minecraft again?

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