I'm writing an analytical essay (for school) about a novel. I need to cite some quotes (for support), that comes from that novel.
I know that the MLA style citation goes as follows:
"Quote goes here" (Author Pg#)
However, do I still have to write the author's name in the citation if my essay is obviously analyzing only one work of text? I just want to quote and cite something that the narrator said from the book that I'm analyzing.
So how would it go? It feels kind of weird to write the author names after each quote... when I'm obviously taking quotes out of the same book.
What is proper? What should I do?