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In Handmaid's Tale, What can you tell about the period just from the first sentence?

"We slept in what had once been the gymnasium?"

What I put was that it was from long time ago because a gymnasium is used for playing sports, not to sleep and in this sentence it's telling us that they slept there.

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    So ... why would they be sleeping where people usually play sports??

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    They could be sleeping in a gym because of natural disasters (weather, etc).hope this helps

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