Eleanor Jane, the mayor's daughter, becomes close to Sofia, the woman who raised her. Sofia is civil to Eleanor's husband Stanley Earl, but Sofia refuses to gush and dote upon Reynolds, their son, explaining to Eleanor that she (Sofia) has already been made to care for a white family that is not hers, at the expense of caring for her own family.
Eleanor Jane, Stanley Earl, and Reynolds Character Timeline in The Color Purple
The timeline below shows where the character Eleanor Jane, Stanley Earl, and Reynolds appears in The Color Purple. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.