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What are the differences between Jem and Scout.  Are they believeable?

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smilth | Student | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 5, 2007 at 5:44 AM via web

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What are the differences between Jem and Scout.  Are they believeable?

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chloemink | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 6, 2007 at 3:46 AM (Answer #1)

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Four years older than his sister Scout, Jeremy "Jem" Finch seems to have a deeper understanding of the events during the three years of the novel, for his emotional reactions to them are stronger. Scout spends much of her time with her older brother Jem and is constantly trying to prove herself his equal.

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revolution | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted October 24, 2009 at 1:18 AM (Answer #2)

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They are different based on the levels of maturity. Jem is more mature than Scout, showing a lot of growth in the process of the book, reaching adolescence and had experienced hardships and turbulent times in his entire life that gave him spiritual growth, while Scout has a bit of "child-like" mind.

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ms-charleston-yawp | High School Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted December 13, 2011 at 5:25 AM (Answer #3)

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This question has already been answered by one of our fabulous eNotes editors.  Here is a link for you:  http://www.enotes.com/to-kill-a-mockingbird/q-and-a/what-some-differences-between-jem-scout-how-they-160879

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