Symbols in The Canterville Ghost

Chapter VI. 1
"the old withered almond-tree has blossomed..."   (Chapter VI.)

The almond tree was mentioned in a part of the prophecy: "When the barren almond bears..." Sir Simon finally gets to experience a true death, and with his passing the near-dead almond tree awakens in full bloom. This symbolic expression of rebirth shows how the prophecy has been fulfilled and how peace can come to Canterville.