Why is Grendel uneasy at the end of chapter 9?

Grendel chapter 9

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Although Grendel had intended to slaughter the priests, the last priest’s talk of religion squelches his bloodlust. Grendel himself has reached a point where he is rebelling simply to rebel, turning his original attempts at existential self-assertion into a form of hypocrisy. He no longer believes his war against Hrothgar has any meaning, but he continues it nonetheless.