Why does Goober have to comply with the assignments in The Chocolate War?

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We first are formally introduced to Goober, aka, Roland Goubert in Chapter Five when Archie is assigning him to take apart Brother Eugene's room. Goober has to do the assignment because he is a Freshman and he wants to be accepted into the ranks of the Vigils. The Goober is just like Jerry, except he wants to be a part of the group and seems to be less of an individual than Jerry. All of the Freshmen want to belong, not rock the boat, and be accepted into the group. In this case, the group is a select and secretive group of boys called "the Vigils."

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