What evidence is there that Lord Capulet truly loved his daughter?
Although Lord Capulet becomes frustrated and enraged with Juliet in Act III, Scene 5 when she refuses to marry Count Paris, Shakespeare gives his audience three examples of Capulet's love for his daughter. Right away, in Act I, Scene 2, Capulet expresses his devotion and sense of loyalty to his only child. When Paris asks to marry Juliet, Capulet can think only about his daughter's feelings. Even though marrying his daughter to the Count would be wise politically (Paris is a relative of Prince Escalus) and economically (since Paris is a Count, he probably has wealth), he considers his daughter's position, first arguing that she is too young:
My child is yet a stranger in the world.
She hath not seen the change of fourteen years.
Let two more summers wither in their pride
Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.
But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart;
My will to her consent is but a part.
And, she agreed, within her scope of choice
Lies my consent and fair according voice.
Despised, distressèd, hated, martyred, killed!
Uncomfortable time, why cam’st thou now
To murder, murder our solemnity?
O child! O child! My soul and not my child!
Dead art thou! Alack, my child is dead,
And with my child my joys are burièd.