Analysis Lines 156-157Edit
You ought to be ashamed, I said, to look so antique.
(And her only thirty-one.)
A woman had already lost her youth in her early thirties. Life was supposed to only begin for her.
A pawn could be killed and got kicked off the chessboard, just five minutes after the game starts.
Allusion Lines 159 - 160
It’s them pills I took, to bring it off, she said.
(She’s had five already, and nearly died of young George.)
=> The pills she took are to induce an abortion. She doesn’t want to have children anymore having almost died giving birth to her fifth one. But in the old times, sex meant children so it’s a lot of abortion pills that Lil just to satisfy her husband with sexual needs
=> This part shows Lil is very unhappy in her marriage