How does having elements of the supernatural lend to a storyline? For example, in Macbeth, witches, a floating dagger, & a ghost (Act 3 scene 4) are part of the play.
In Literary Works, the Purpose of the Supernatural The supernatural's role in literature may differ depending on the plot. The supernatural may be used to set a tone in prose or to heighten a story's dramatic impact. The supernatural may often be seen as the driving force behind a plot and as the central focus, giving the reader a paranormal and magical encounter. There is a sinister tendency in human nature to investigate the darkest side of reality. We make every attempt to suppress our curiosity about the stuff that terrify us, but we unconsciously survive on the cool rush of anxiety. This narrative emphasizes the seriousness of defying the divine, as well as the puritans' firm conviction in the reality of a figurative God and Devil. This narrative reinforces the notion that there is nowhere to run from supernatural forces.