How is Boo Radley a mockingbird in the Harper Lee novel, To Kill a Mockingbird?*Can you give some quotes from the book to prove how is Boo a mockingbird.

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    I don't believe there are any specific quotes referring to Boo Radley as a mockingbird in Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, but there are several examples that hint at his innocent qualities.
    Sheriff Heck Tate sees Boo as a shy hero.

"To my way of thinkin', Mr. Finch, taking the one man who's done you and this town a great service an' draggin' him with his shy ways into the limelight--to me, that's a sin. It's a sin, and if it was any other man it'd be different. But not this man, Mr. Finch."

    In the final lines of the last chapter, Atticus carries Scout to bed after reading to Jem from The Gray Ghost. Scout has been dozing, but she claims to remember all that Atticus has read. Although Scout believes she is describing Stoner's Boy, Harper Lee has juxtaposed Scout's words to characterize Boo as well:

    "An' they chased him 'n' never could catch him 'cause they didn't know what he looked like, an' Atticus, when they finally saw him, why he hadn't done any of those things... Atticus, he was real nice..."
    "Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them."

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