Another possible deconstruction of a wish is to have the wish go exactly as planned, but the effects of the wish start to take hold on the wisher. Let's say someone wishes to have infinite money. The wish is granted, and he is able to summon any kind of currency through his wallet. At first, he could go around buying all the things he wanted, and quitting his job while never worrying about paying bills and other necessities. However, he starts to notice the homeless and how many people only can spare a cent or two for the poor fellows, so he decides to give them something generous like say $100. All seems good.
This is where things get trippy. Let's say at this point, the US has slowed down the creation of new legal tender and is focusing on rebuilding the economy through what's already in circulation. However, with all of his expenses and lack of financial foresight, it seems the amount of bills in circulation is larger than they had projected, raising the suspicion of many different parties. Also, with the money he gave to the homeless, they go out not to buy food, but drugs and alcohol to help curb them over, which could lead to some fatalities. The man himself is not having any fun either, feeling no satisfaction due to not really earning everything he paid for. And since he can't go back on the wish, he's stuck. Soon, officials and the higher-ups in the city start tracking the rise in tender back to him. Some think he's a valuable asset, others feel he needs to be eliminated, while others still want to use the wallet to drive America into the ground. Eventually, it all culminates, and any way you roll the dice, the man is sure to turn up dead in a river, either on his own accord or because of some third party.
This is definitely more along the lines of Be Careful What You Wish For
, and that's usually what many people shoot for when it comes to "wish deconstruction." This could happen to any wish, even to ones with plenty of foresight and failsafes. Coraline is really more of a subversion than anything, if not anything at all, as there wasn't really
a wish on Coraline's behalf.