At this time, the social classes were distinct and separate.
This makes the shared values of the carol singer, the employee and the gentlemen even more remarkable; thus, Dickens demonstrates the unifying power of Christmas on society as a whole.
Certainly, Scrooge’s isolation is only ended when he embraces Christmas also.
At the end of the text the reader is presented with a man fully redeemed.
The juxtaposition of Scrooge’s attitude and those of every other character in the story, demonstrates clearly that Scrooge is isolated by his failure to engage in celebrations; however, everyone else we meet, despite their varied social positions, are bought together by sharing in the season.
This is even more poignant when we consider the nature of Victorian society.
He exclaims that ’Christmas Time be praised for this!
’, and continues to embrace the Christmas traditions he had spurned as the story concludes.
In doing so, Scrooge also interacts with all members of society as he ‘patted children’ and ‘questioned beggars’.
Thus, even Scrooge is united with his fellow man through his celebration of Christmas.