Why is Richard III so profoundly evil?
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.
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.