The Question and Answer section for Romeo and Juliet is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
It was generally quite popular. I can't write you an essay on this. This forum is only a short answer space. It is also historical in context rather than specific to the narrative of the play.
The play is set in Verona Italy. There is a sense of heat, tough streets and a different culture. There are rival families that act like fighting gangs. Romeo mopes around the streets which seem tense. Romeo never seems to go home for some reason....
She feels that it is excessive to the point that death is preferable.