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The presence of the gypsy woman who promises to reveal the fortunes of the young women at Thornfield Hall adheres to the conventions of Gothic novels primarily because
it forces Jane into the role of the damsel in distress as she worries about her fate.
it incorporates the supernatural into the text.
the gypsy's fortune matches perfectly with one of Jane's recent dreams.
the gypsy woman fulfills the role of the outsider, often present in Gothic texts.
it relates to the idea of deception and disguises.