عنوان مقاله [English]
Modern literature, literary criticism, and west philosophy have all been influenced by the opinions of Iris Murdoch, one of the greatest English writers and West philosophers, however, unfortunately this famous writer and thinker is not known well in Iran. In most of Murdoch’s novels, philosophy plays an important role throughout events and in characterization and different ethical-philosophical notions such as his viewpoints about love and its power, art, ethics, goodness, God and reality are interwoven with the novel. In fact, one of the main parts of each novel is the lovers whose feelings, emotions and interactions illustrate the ethical and refining power of love.
Since Murdoch’s opinion about characteristics of real love versus virtual love is, in fact, a reflection of his years of experiences, studies, teaching, and thinking in west literature and philosophy, the aim of the writer in this library study was to investigate and introduce love and its power in two novels of ‘Under Lace” and “Black Prince” which hopefully can lead to presenting the position of love in Murdoch’s works and in a broader scale in west literature