Similar to spy dreams, the escape artist finds themsevles in situations where escaping a situation is the only solution. It’s fight or flight. Most people would choose flight than confronting an unpleasant experience.
Houdini had the market on being the master escape artist. Perhaps in your dream, you see yourself as Houdini? Perhaps this is your way of mastering your own life plan. There is always two choices in a locked room. Which door will you choose?