The Glass Menagerie

Through it had been hinted at early, the dream that Tom has been nurturing is finally revealed. What is it? What literary terms is used when Tom speaker of "movies" and "moving"?

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Tom is preparing for his escape. He now rejects his previous escape of the cinema and its vicarious adventuring, in favor of a more literal escape to the Merchant Seamen. Tom finally sees a route away from Amanda and Laura, adrift at sea without any true destination or goal. (There is also clear gay subtext in the idea that Tom chooses to be aboard a boat of only men for a limitless amount of time.)