I do not really think that Danforth has a huge conflict with society. After all, he is high up in society. He is the deputy governor and he is a member of the court.
However, I think that you can argue that he does have some conflict with society. This comes because of his high position. What he wants more than anything is to maintain the reputation and prestige of the government (and himself). This can make him come into conflict with society in a way because his goals (keeping power) can come in conflict with society's goals.
The best example of this is when he refuses to stop executing people just because they might be innocent. He doesn't want to make the court look bad for having executed others -- doesn't want to admit those people might have been innocent too.