What is sofia’s job in jail and what was her mental state?

What is sofia’s job in jail and what was her mental state?

What is sofia’s job in jail and what was her mental state?

What is sofia’s job in jail and what was her mental state?

Sofia is made to clean and work in the laundry while in prison. Her mental state is extremely poor. Her friends believe she will not survive her time in prison. To cope with life in prison, Sofia says she adopts Celie’s persona, simply doing what is asked of her and asking no questions. The toil in prison is not Sofia’s primary hardship. Being away from her children is the most difficult aspect of her sentence. Sofia correctly assumes that if she is made to serve her entire twelve year prison sentence, her youngest children will no longer remember who she is when she is released. She despairs and seems on the brink of suicide or break-down.
What is sofia’s job in jail and what was her mental state?