The outcome of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird involves Atticus losing the Tom Robinson case, the death of the Bob Ewell, Boo Radley's heroic efforts to save the children, Scout's understanding of Boo Radley, and the completion of her moral development. Harper Lee consolidates several of the themes throughout the novel at the end of To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus loses his case because of the racist Maycomb jury, and the children witness injustice for the first time in their lives. After the trial, Tom Robinson allegedly dies attempting to escape from prison. Bob Ewell, the antagonist, attempts to kill Jem and Scout when they are walking home from a community Haloween festival. Their reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley, saves the children by fighting off Bob Ewell and stabbing him with his own knife. After Boo saves the children, Scout meets him for the first time in Jem's room, and finally realizes he is a caring, friendly neighbor, who happens to be shy. When Atticus asks Scout if she understands why Sheriff Tate won't tell the community about Boo's heroics, Scout says, "Well, it'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it?" (Lee 370) As Scout walks Boo Radley home, she finally is able to view Maycomb from his perspective. Lee ties together the themes of losing childhood innocence, gaining perspective, the importance of moral development, and understanding why it is wrong to harm innocent people at the end of her novel.