In "The Cask of Amontillado," who is most responsible for the death of Fortunato—himself or Montresor?

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It is definitely Montresor who is most responsible for Fortunato's death.

Admittedly, Fortunato thinks too highly of himself and is too trusting of Montresor. Nevertheless, these are very reasonable and human mistakes—and mistakes that Montresor counts on Fortunato making.

Further, it a season of carnival, when people are in a festive mood with their guards down. It is a time of partying and celebration, when one doesn't expect to be turned on by a supposed friend. People are drinking and making merry.

Montresor takes advantage of the fact that Fortunato has been drinking and exploits his already unguarded state to encourage him to drink more.

In addition, as...

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