The Hobbit


Summarize Beorn's attitude towards nature

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Beorn is half-bear and half-man. He is a fearsome protector who provides lodging and food for the dwarves and helps defend them against the wolves. Beorn seems to have a symbiotic relationship with nature and man. Beorn is Tolkien's Christianized Eden/Forest/Path motif: we can see Beorn as a God who lives in a secure heaven-like lodging, setting the individuals into the forest with the promise that they may always return.