Greed: The king had shown the desire to obtain a princess. He wanted not greed or goods, but a human being. I guess one could say that abusing the magical creatures could also be greed if we had a notion of why he did it.
Lust: He wanted the princess because she was beautiful he coveted her for her physical appearance. He wanted her for lusted for her.
Pride: I can understand the pride he had because he was a short man. He was short, he wanted the power to be king, he wanted to be somebody. I can understand that. That doesn't make it wrong though. He used dirty tactics and bribery in order to get what he wanted. I'll explain more at sloth.
Sloth: He never actually earned the princess's favor. He sent an Ogre to do the dirty work. He bribed Shrek. Instead of using righteous fury to defeat the dragon and win over the princess's love, he resorted to using someone Else's problems, proposing a solution, and then using someone Else's disadvantages as an advantage point. Not only is this wrong, but this leads me to what he did to the magical creatures. This leads me to the final sin, wrath.
Wrath: He attacked the magical creates, tortured Gingy, and caused distress among the all those who are already shunned from the Human kingdom. Calling the magical creates "freaks", he inspired the rage of many to take form and (possibly) lead the magical creatures to homelessness. He undoubtedly led other creatures to possible slavery (shown where donkey is being sold). In our world, he would be nothing short of a madman. A short madman to be exact. He would be the equivalent of ISIS or any terrorist organization. The only difference is that the extreme violence is kept to a minimum because they have already achieved their goal of isolating the magical creatures from humankind.
I'm not going to go into detail on how it was a satire of traditional love stories and stories of heroism because everyone already knows this.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.