what does Grendel seek to prove by hurting Wealtheow? (include text Evidence please)

can some one please explain it to me? like he was going to kill her but what was the point of it? i didn't understand the reading.

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Wealtheow is something of a paradox to Grendel. He is moved by her and compares her to his wretched mother. It is Wealtheow who keeps him from attacking for such a long time. Grendel observes that Wealtheow is “servant of common good.” This perplexes Grendel. Still Grendel knows she is a calming force on the King and all the thanes. Her demise would be devastating. When he finally attacks he exposes her sexual organs and is again reassured that she just a woman and not special after all.