The conflict of the book was that when jonas was given the important role of reciever of memories he started to not like how they restricted their memoreis to everybody in the community.As Jonas said,“I liked the feeling of love,' [Jonas] confessed. He glanced nervously at the speaker on the wall, reassuring himself that no one was listening. 'I wish we still had that,' he whispered. 'Of course,' he added quickly, 'I do understand that it wouldn't work very well. And that it's much better to be organized the way we are now. I can see that it was a dangerous way to live."Although he din't question their choice at first he later started to learn more and thought this was not a good call coming form the elders.He started questioning their decision and wanted to give everybody the memories he was being given.To do that he went to elswere in hopes of releasing the memories to everybody withting the bounderies of the community.