| Quote #1
In Ibsen’s time, pistols would have been decidedly male objects. Hedda’s proclivity for them remind us that she lacks typical feminine characteristics. It’s also important that she refers to them as "General Gabler’s pistols." She’s almost channeling her father (and his masculinity) here.
| Quote #2
Again, Hedda shies away from female emotions AND from the institution of marriage.
| Quote #3
I had positively danced myself tired, my dear Judge. My day was done—. [With a slight shudder.] Oh no—I won't say that; nor think it either! (2.65)
Hedda suggests that she married because she had to; that’s what women do in this day and age. When she says that her "dancing" was up, she means that her single time had run out. George was simply the best of many evils, it seems.