Dreaming about being a hostage suggests that you may experience feelings of victimization or entrapment.
This can be indicative of a situation in daily life, such as an oppressive and unsatisfactory relationship or financial difficulties.
The dream suggests that you may experience feelings of powerlessness and can not see you way out of a difficult situation.
Because a hostage is taken against his will, you may be feeling as though you have been trapped by another or by circumstances.
Also, the hostage situation in your dream may represent a part of your personality that is not being expressed.
It could be your creativity, intellect, or inner freedom.
The purpose of this dream may be to make you more aware of the limiting conditions in your life. Additionally, the dream may trigger your imagination and problem-solving abilities enabling you to see new possibilities.