I'm new to the Monogatari series; got into it because Nisio Isin wrote Medaka Box and also GIFs I found online.
I just don't understand whether we are intended to take the supernatural parts of the show to understand the characters or whether they are important on their own yet. For example, in the LNs, does the monologue hint at what is reality and what is made up?
How much of the content in the show can be chalked up to hallucination, etc.? Is the crab god really there? Or is it a metaphor for her not carrying her trauma, thus she is weightless? Or both?