To briefly add to yesterday's post; Sun Tzu reacts as he does because the King is treating him as an amusment. But Sun Tzu is not a courtier or a toady or an entertainer; the King has many of these already. Sun Tzu is a general, a much rarer thing, and should be treated with respect. Or to put it another way, Sun Tzu murders two women to get the King to take him seriously.
Sun Tzu undoubtedly thought that this would allow him to win wars more quickly, more efficently and less expensively, in terms of both money and lives. Sun Tzu was also a much, much harder man than I am.
(I don't regret using words like "disgraceful" and "unprofessional" but it doesn't make the results any easier to watch)