The Alchemist (Coelho)

One ethnic group is singled out in a negative light.What group is stereotyped by the presence of the old woman who interprets dreams, and how is this group described?

Homework and I have never read the book due to being out for 6 weeks from having my son

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I recall the gypsy woman being a stereotypical interpreter/fortune teller of Roma culture. She challenges Santiago as well as reminds him there is a cost to his dream. She, however, comes off looking a little greedy. She demands a percentage of Santiago's treasure.