character sketch of the king of the tale of melon city

 He is egocentric, narcisst, poor vision and 

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 THE KING IN THE POEM WAS TRYING TO SHOW THAT HE WAS JUST AND WANTED THE CULPRIT TO BE PUNISHED FOR THE MISBUILDING BUT THE PLOT TURNED AGAINST HIM. THIS IN REAL LIFE SHOWS THAT ANY CAUSE SHOULD HAVE PRACTICALITY .

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The tale of the melon city describes how a monarch(king) governs over his kingdom.According toVikaram seth the king was not a good decision maker.He blindly follows the laws without thinking about its concequence.There was no sence of juistice in the King.The poet ironically calls him 'just and placid'. He makes orders without any kind of concederation. So ,finally he becomes victim of his own foolishness and deeds.
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The king has been movingly portrayed as just and quiet. But in reality he was not an intelligent person,and did not have any decision taking ability. Because of his foolishness he had to lose his life.
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