We are reading Little Women together, my family, and we are at the point where Beth seems to be dying. Jo sees it, and following a visit to the seaside, their parents see it too.
I have often thought, in these kinds of situations, that the dying person has become too convinced of their demise, even attached to it, and therefore they begin to give up, even to will their death. I'm not sure that I think it is right.
Of course, only God can judge, but I am not sure that it is right. It troubles me.