Nancy Paul never gives up. She's fought until the end every time. This has been true when she's fought poverty, or when she's fought battles in court.
She's a lawyer, and she's fought for the poor in her city. Her friends have told her to stop because it was a losing battle. 'Poor people have always fought each other, they aren't interested fighting poverty.
Why are you?' But Nancy feels she must fight against this mentality, so she's never given up.