1 . There is some truth to the idea of love being restrictive. If one loves someone, that doesn't necessarily mean they love that same person after a drastic change in the future. However, the target of one's love usually isn't just a single personality point but a range. People can stay in love with others even after the other person changes. The target can move alongside the other's personality. Even when the target is narrow, that does not mean love is a desire for that target to stay the same. In fact, a desire for someone to be happy IS a desire for that personality to change. In some case, the change that is desired means the personality changes too much love ends. But usually not.
2 . (From David Hume's "the self is just a bundle of thoughts, feelings and memories, forming a continuous chain over time" premise) Love is a subject of the mind. Perception, therefore becomes reality. This means that the "illusion of a constant self" works well enough. There is then a trackable "self" that is the target of another's love. So even if the personality changes, there is often only one perceived person. Massive changes, and large jumps can ofc, break that perception but sometimes, even terrible changes won't stop people from loving another.
The play presents an idea that even when the MC becomes what is effectively an entirely different person, the people that held feelings for the past (and gone) MC still holds some of the feelings for the new MC. Not all of it and in it's entirety as it is a drastic swift change. Nevertheless, there if the events of the play are agreed to be plausible, that implies feelings either have wide enough coverage or can change target through a connection to a perceived "constant self" to cover a different personality.
3 . Keeping it simple: I would bet big money that Yuu's feelings for Touko is not for Touko to stay the same and never change, but instead she desires that Touko be happy. Furthermore, I would bet more money that Yuu isn't gonna stop loving Touko cuz Touko changes. The chance that anyone changes a whole lot and in such a way that people fall out of love.
Reminds me of Bleach: "If you were to turn into a snake tomorrow and begin devouring Humans, and from the same mouth you devoured Humans, you cried out to me 'I love you!', would I still be able to say 'I love you' the same way I do today?"
If Touko was actually to turn into a human eating snake, yeah okay there's a problem. Fortunately, that isn't at all likely to happen so Touko's got nothing to worry about.
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