How is the theme of LOVE responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death?

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The love of Romeo and Juliet is a violent love; as such, it affects death.

In Act II,  Romeo comes to Friar Laurence and pleas with the priest to perform the marriage ceremony for Juliet and him; afterwards, the friar tells Romeo he hopes that Heaven will smile upon this marriage and sorrow not come to such a dangerous match. But Romeo recklessly replies,

...love-devouring death do what he dare.
It is enough I may but call her name. (2.6.7-8)

To this remark, Friar Laurence cautions,

These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which, as they kiss, consume....

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