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Why is Richard III so profoundly evil?
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It is my interpretation that Richard III is very complex, in that, he is very egotistical, yet his insecurities make for a malevolent attitude. Because of his birth defects, Richard III has felt rejected by the world. He seeks revenge against the world.
Richard's love/hate relationship with himself creates a conflict so great that he cannot control it, thus creating such a profoundly evil character.
Posted by lmillerm on January 31, 2007 at 1:39 PM (Answer #1)
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Posted by brendawm on August 31, 2007 at 8:51 AM (Answer #2)
He is a very complicated character in the story and he is also the dominant force in the story as he is both the protagonist, which means the main character and the main villain himself. He is the source of intense exploration of the psychology of evil.
He is the villain of the story, who would stop at nothing to achieve his dreams, even by means killing someone. He is the master of trickery and the exploitationof people's innocent minds. Richard use long interesting and fascinating monologues to give the power of "attraction" to other people and works his charm to deceive people, and manipulate their minds in his endless pursuit of selfish and selfish desire to upsurp the throne and control the whole empire.
For example, in order to gain the audience's sympathy, he claims his hatred to other people was that he felt unloved by other people because of his deformity in his body.
This shows that he uses his physical deformity as the tool for acceptance. He uses his eloquence to make us trust him, so as to work to the throne.
All these characteristics makes him a psychopath monster and tells us how profoundly evil he is to other people
Posted by revolution on July 14, 2009 at 10:44 PM (Answer #3)
For nearly 20 yrs I have been a re-enactor and have been proud to be part of a wonderful group that is resident at Bosworth battlefield and have taken part in living history displays,Since, I have researched and learned about the true Richard, not the propaganda that the tudors wanted us to believe, I urge people to look at the real Richard and find out the truth and not from Shakesphere rubbish that bent and twisted the facts and indeed as we know today, not all Shakesphere work was written by him. There is a resident Knight at Bosworth who runs our group The Routiers de Rouen as Captain Mortimer. Go and visit him and learn the facts, its quite an eye opener.
Posted by scribe on November 17, 2009 at 2:28 AM (Answer #4)
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