In To Kill a Mockingbird how old is Atticus?  

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Atticus is close to fifty. We learn this when Scout states:

Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty.

This is meant to be a comic utterance, saying more about the young Scout's perception of age than anything about Atticus. Most adults would not consider people in their late 40s "feeble," and we are meant to smile at Scout's innocence.

Scout contrasts Atticus to the younger parents of her school peers. Atticus doesn't like to play football with Jem, and unlike her friends' parents, Atticus doesn't fish, play cards, drink, or smoke. He simply sits at home and reads. He also doesn't have jobs like her friends' parents: he doesn't work in a drugstore, drive a dump truck, and is not a sheriff. In her words, he does not do

anything that could possibly arouse the admiration of anyone.

Of course, Lee writes all this tongue-in-cheek. Being a lawyer is a higher-status job that any that Scout lists. And as the chapter goes on, Atticus will reveal he is a sharp shooter and a courageous one at that, killing a rabid dog and earning Scout's boundless admiration.

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We do not know for sure exactly how old Atticus Finch is in To Kill a Mockingbird.  The closest we get to being told exactly how old he is comes at the very beginning (the first sentence, in fact) of Chapter 8.  In that chapter, we are told that Atticus is feeble because he is "nearly fifty."

Back in Chapter 1, we are also told that he is middle aged.  At that point, Jem is about to be 10, which means that Atticus was married 11 years before.  This would have meant he got married when he was about 38.  His wife was supposed to have been 15 years younger than him so he couldn't have been much less than 38 when he got married.  That would make him a little under 50 at the time the story starts.

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