本論文以江蘇少年兒童出版社出版的十冊沈石溪的作品：《象母怨》、《紅奶羊》、《乞丐虎》、《殘狼灰滿》、《混血豺狼》、《野牛傳奇》、《雲豹布哈依》、《盲孩與棄狗》《和烏鴉做鄰居》和《一隻獵雕的遭遇》，共101個動物故事做為探討文本，以劉緒源的愛的母題觀點，去探究沈石溪動物小說血腥暴力後面的愛的意涵。研究者分別從親情、愛情和友情三方面來探討，得到以下的結論： 一、親情vs功利：（一）動物幼仔的成長不能沒有母親。（二）汰劣留良是叢林動物護種的方法之一。（三）為護幼仔，父母親可以犧牲自己性命去交換。 二、愛情vs功利：（一）形體俊美和勇猛善戰者永遠是愛情戰場的勝利者。（二）其貌不揚的雄性動物就必須具備冷靜與智慧的頭腦才能得到雌性動物的青睞。（三）為追求永恆的愛情，可以犧牲自己的性命。 三、互助vs爭鬥：（一）動物在族群存亡時，能摒棄前嫌知道團結合作。（二）動物的權位之爭一定要充滿血腥味才會穩固。（三）異族群之間有「共生型態」存在。
This study investigates a total of 101 animal stories in ten volumes of Chen Shih-Hsi’s works that published by the Jiangsu Juveniles & Children’s Publishing House. These stories include: “Hsiang Mu Yuan”, “Hung Nai Yang”, “Chi Gai Hu”, “Tsan Lang Hui Man”, “Mixed Blooded Wolf”, “Tales of the Wild Ox’s Marvels”, “Yun Bau Bu Ha Yi”, “The Blind Child and the Forsaken Dog”, “Being the Raven’s Neighbor”, and “The Hunting Vulture’s Troubles”. The meanings behind the bloody violence in Chen Shih-Hsi’s animal novels were investigated using Liu Hsu Yuan’s viewpoint on love themes. The researcher divided love into three aspects: parental love, romantic love, and friendly love and reached the conclusions stated below: I.) Parental Love versus Utility: 1.) The growth of young animal children must not be without mothers. 2.) The elimination of the inferior and the remaining of the good is one way that types of animals are protected. 3.) In order to protect young children, parents can sacrifice their own lives in exchange. II.) Romantic Love versus Utility: 1.) Those with beautiful physiques as well as brave and fierce warriors are always the victors in the battlefield of love. 2.) The male animal with an ugly face must have a level headed and wise mind in order to win the favor of the female animals. 3.) In order to pursue eternal love, he can sacrifice his own life. III.) Mutual Assistance versus Struggle: 1.) When animals live in a clan, they can abandon previous suspicions and realize united cooperation. 2.) The competition for power amongst animals will necessarily be bloody before there can be stability. 3.) There exists “A Condition of Collective Life” between different clans.