The Most important biographical element of Shakespeare’s life is his relationship with his wife. At 18-year-old William met 26-year-old Anne Hathaway. These two were attracted to each other because in the late summer of 1582 Anne became pregnant. In a rural community where women generally married earlier things were still tough, however at eighteen William was still a minor and in need of his parents permission to marry. William could of given up on his dream with being married and having a child. He continued his progression of becoming the best play writer for these plays.