How does Jane Austen present the themes of love and marriage in Pride and Prejudice?

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For Jane Austen love was absolutely necessary for a good marriage.  However, in English society at the time, which is depicted in the novel, love is not the greatest consideration for marriage.  The ideal goal for marriage is to marry someone financially capable of supporting you. Love is secondary. Austen mocks this practice in the book.

For example, Mrs. Bennett is constantly reminding her daughters about the rule that since there is no male heir among her children,...

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