What quote from To Kill a Mockingbird discusses not harming innocent things?

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Scout and Jem receive rifles for Christmas in chapter 9 and Atticus tells them not to point or shoot them in the house. When Uncle Jack suggests that Atticus should teach them to shoot, he defers to his brother for that lesson. However, Scout tells Miss Maudie in chapter 10 the rest of what Atticus said, which is as follows:

"I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go  after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (90).

Miss Maudie confirms what Scout's father said by teaching her that mockingbirds don't harm anyone or anything; therefore, they should be left alone to sing their own sweet songs.

Boo Radley is like a mockingbird because he doesn't...

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