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How old is Jem Finch at the beginning of the story To Kill A Mockingbird?I would like...

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kstantoine | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 28, 2007 at 9:42 AM via web

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How old is Jem Finch at the beginning of the story To Kill A Mockingbird?

I would like the age besides the fact that he is four years older than his sister, Scout.

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renelane | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 28, 2007 at 9:51 AM (Answer #1)

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When the novel first begins, Jem is ten years old.

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cldbentley | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted October 29, 2007 at 2:53 AM (Answer #2)

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Jem is nine years old at the beginning of the novel.  Within a few pages of the beginning of Chapter One, Scout begins to reveal details that occured when she was "almost six and Jem was nearly ten."  Also, Jem is twelve years old at the beginning of Part Two.

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blackdiamond | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 12, 2008 at 9:39 AM (Answer #3)

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twelve

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nvcoug | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 12, 2012 at 7:29 AM (Answer #4)

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10

 

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abeautifulfool | Student , Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted May 12, 2013 at 1:05 PM (Answer #5)

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Nine, almost ten at the start.

Twelve in Part Two.

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