What is the impression of Sobel in "The First Seven Years"? Positive or negative?

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Overall, the reader's impression of Sobel is positive.  Sobel is presented as a hard-worker.  Although not educated as Max is, he is clearly qualified, determined, and loyal.  Despite these positive traits, he is a bit impulsive.  Rather than confronting Feld about his love for Miriam, Sobel gets angry at the arranged date and storms out.  Even so, his loyal love for the daughter of his boss is respectable, and his work ethic admirable.