I am working on Freytag Pyramid and wish to integrate a direct quote from the text with my sentences.
There was a white horse spreading its wings of fury over the horizon.
One thing it liked to do was to "[spread] its wings of fury".
Are ellipses needed at the beginning and end of the quote?
One thing it liked to do was to "[spread] its wings of fury over the horizon".
Can the period be omitted inside the quote?
As for providing a source of the quote in the text, I would do something like this
In second paragraph, the protagonist states that she "was unhappy with her social status".
Is there a much more elegant way to cite the source of the quote in the text, so I won't have to include
In the second paragraph, the protagonist states...?